Volleyball Returns Home to Face Arkansas

LSU head coach Fran Flory
LSU head coach Fran Flory
MG Miller
Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (5-7, 0-1 SEC) returns to the Maravich Center for its Southeastern Conference home opener against the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-10, 0-0 SEC) at 1 p.m. CT Sunday.

The matchup between the Tigers and Razorbacks will be aired live on SEC Network+ through WatchESPN.com and the app with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard on the call for the broadcast.

Match Promotions
In honor of National Comic Book Day, the first 500 fans will receive an LSU Volleyball super hero cape. All members of Dads & Daughters are also invited to participate in a post-match Q&A with the players and their dads. Finally, fans are reminded that admission to all home matches is FREE and of the new Geaux Clear policy.

Last Time Out
LSU fought back to push its SEC opener to five sets after dropping the first two, but Auburn was too much as the home team won, 3-2. LSU out-blocked Auburn 12-3, but the Tigers weren’t able to take advantage of the home team’s 27 attacking errors and 15 service errors. LSU as a team hit .187 to Auburn’s .231 and finished with 24 attacking errors.

A Look at the Razorbacks
Arkansas plays in its first SEC match of the season Sunday. The Razorbacks own two wins on the season over Chicago State and UMKC. Arkansas has faced a tough schedule that features four matches against top-25 teams, including No. 1 Nebraska. Arkansas is led on the court by Danielle Harbin who owns 174 kills on the season.

Team Notes
>> OH Gina Tillis finished with another double-double after totaling 15 kills and 21 digs. It marked her sixth double-double of the season. Tillis is now in triple-digits in both kills and digs with 151 and 134 respectively.

>> Junior Cheyenne Wood has returned as the squad’s libero. Wood now has double-digit digs in nine of the team’s 12 matches. She was one off her career-best digs mark in Friday’s match against Auburn as she finished with 23.

>> Freshman Anna Zwiebel has started strong as the setter for the Tigers. Zwiebel now has 382 assists on the year. In addition to her setting, Zwiebel also has 98 digs and has finished four matches with double-doubles.

>> Freshman Sydney Mukes had a strong conference debut with a career-best 13 kills. Mukes finished second on the team in kills.

Follow LSU Volleyball
For all of the latest news and information on Tiger volleyball, visit www.lsusports.net/volleyball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsuvolleyball along with @lsuvolleyball and @lsucoachfran on Twitter and @lsuvb on Instagram.

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